The Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies has released Beyond 10 days: Parents, Gender, Marriage, and the Long-term Impact of Birthright Israel their latest report from the Jewish Futures Project, a flagship longitudinal study of thousands of Birthright Israel applicants. The findings confirm earlier reports about Birthright’s impact on shaping the Jewish trajectories of a generation of Jewish young adults. The report provides details about … [Read more...] about Beyond 10 days: Parents, Gender, Marriage, and the Long-term Impact of Birthright Israel
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For the first time since its founding, a limited number of Birthright Israel trip options for 27 to 32-year-olds will be introduced this summer in addition to the standard programming available for 18 to 26-year-olds. According to Birthright, the maximum eligible age reflects changing societal trends with young adults making life decisions - such as getting married and having children - later in life. Building off of Birthright Israel’s most … [Read more...] about Birthright Israel Expands Eligibility to Include Trips for 27 to 32 Year Olds
By Jennifer Scher I had the pleasure of attending the IAC - Israeli American Council conference in D.C. this past week. I love their mission to engage Israeli Americans with American diaspora Jewish life and to engage them along with their children in identity building, learning, and Israel advocacy. As a Jewish professional and as a Jewish mother, I was forced to think about the cultural differences between the Israeli American community and … [Read more...] about The Conversation We Should be Having
What are the financial decisions we, as a Jewish community, are making now that will have significant consequences for the future? By Elie Kaunfer Once upon a time, King David faced a dilemma. He had stored up massive amounts of wealth, but didn’t know how to spend it best. He was faced with immediate, pressing needs - a population struggling with poverty and famine. But he decided to hold onto his wealth, waiting to spend it on the … [Read more...] about Make a Big Bet
By Jaime Walman Well, not really. But it was a fun marketing tactic and, after all, it’s birthright season! At Hillels around the globe, campus professionals are focused on recruiting students, many of whom have never been to Israel, to take the plunge and register for 10 days in the Holy Land. So what does Drake have to do with Birthright? Everything. Applying appropriate resource and innovative strategy into Marketing and … [Read more...] about We Wanted to Send Drake to Israel….